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December

12/16/2015 GIPSA Settles with Dwaine Miller Resulting in a $500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
12/16/2015 GIPSA Settles with Charles J. Helmick Resulting in a $1,700 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
12/09/2015 Federal Court Appoints Receiver to Oversee Affairs of Portales-Based Livestock Auction Business
12/08/2015 Martin D. Yoder, Martin D. Yoder Livestock, Ltd. Assessed a $24,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
12/08/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with NMC, Inc. Resulting in a $2,750 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
12/08/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with FPL Food, LLC & Francois Leger Resulting in a $2,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
12/08/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Woodson County Sheep Auction, Inc. Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
12/08/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with SIG International Iowa, Inc. Resulting in a $750 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
12/01/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Topeka Auction & Marketing, Inc., d/b/a Topeka Livestock Auction Resulting in a $6,050 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
12/01/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with North Arkansas Livestock Auction, Inc. Resulting in a $850 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

November

11/12/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Interstate Regional Stockyards, Inc., Ralph Rutz and Jim Hurst Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
11/06/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with California Fats & Feeders, Inc. Resulting in a $750 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
11/06/2015 Brack D. Briscoe Has Been Ordered to Cease and Desist Operations (PDF; 34Kb)
11/06/2015 GIPSA Alleges Joe John Garcia Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
11/03/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Quinter Livestock Market, LLC Resulting in a $3,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

October

10/26/2015 USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee Public Meeting Begins Tomorrow (PDF; 34Kb)
10/08/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Blaine Quick Resulting in a $850 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
10/08/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Patton Junction Livestock Auction, Inc. Resulting in a $7,140 Penalty Act (PDF; 34Kb)
10/06/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Arkansas Cattle Auction Company, LLC Resulting in a $1,200 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
10/06/2015 GIPSA Alleges Amana Meat Market, Inc. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)

September

09/09/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with F&N, LLC, d/b/a Christiansburg Livestock Market Resulting in a $1,700 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
09/02/2015 Randy Deaton, d/b/a Deaton Livestock Is Suspended as a Registrant for Five Years (PDF; 38Kb)
09/02/2015 Russell Ortmeier, d/b/a Austen Farms Is Prohibited from Registering under the P&S Act for Five Years (PDF; 38Kb)

August

08/26/2015 Lonnie Martin to Pay A $12,000 Fine for Not Filing Annual Reports with USDA (PDF; 34Kb)
08/26/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Glenn L. Tefft Resulting in a $2,500 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
08/26/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Nebraska Livestock Sales of Tecumseh, LLC, d/b/a Tecumseh Livestock Auction Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
08/26/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Dennis Dowers Resulting in a $1,875 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
08/19/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Nebraska Livestock Sales of Blue Hill, LLC, d/b/a Blue Hill Livestock Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
08/12/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Dallas Dewees, d/b/a Foy Reynolds Cattle Co. Resulting in a $1,200 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
08/12/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Steve Lueck and Fred Lueck, d/b/a Pacific Livestock Auction, LLC Resulting in a $5,000 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
08/05/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Joseph (Jody) Pimentel and Pimentel Cattle Co., Inc. Resulting in a $2,125 Penalty (PDF; 39Kb)
08/05/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Paul Hight (Paul Hight Cattle, LLC) Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

July

07/29/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Nebraska Livestock Sales of O’Neill, LLC, d/b/a Shamrock Livestock Market Resulting in a $300 Penalty (PDF; 39Kb)
07/29/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Daniel B. May and La Vaca Cattle Co., Inc. Resulting in a $2,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/29/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Nebraska Livestock Sales of Alma, LLC, d/b/a Alma Livestock Resulting in a $300 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/22/2015 GIPSA Alleges Richard Reece Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 39Kb)
07/22/2015 Blue Horse Company, LLC and Shawn Breitsprecher Have Been Assessed a $29,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 39Kb)
07/22/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Virginia Purebred, Inc., d/b/a Roanoke-Hollins Stockyard Resulting in a $500 Penalty (PDF; 39Kb)
07/15/2015 GIPSA Alleges Johnson County Cattle Auction, LLP, d/b/a Johnson County Cattle Auction, and R.A. Cantrell, a/k/a Bo Cantrell, Patsy Cantrell, Leah Davis, and George Davis, Jr., jointly formerly d/b/a Johnson County Cattle Auction Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 42Kb)
07/15/2015 KMS Cattle, Inc. and Kyle D. Sorrels Have Been Assessed a $8,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
07/15/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Arnold Kasmiersky, Jr. Resulting in a $200 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/15/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Johnnie Andrew Fisher Resulting in a $2,750 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
07/01/2015 GIPSA Alleges Gary Wedel Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
07/01/2015 Kenneth L. Smoker, LLC and Kenneth L. Smoker Are Suspended for Five Years (PDF; 38Kb)

June

06/25/2015 GIPSA Alleges Matt Goosen, d/b/a Dennis Goosen, d/b/a Cane Cattle Company, d/b/a Cane Cattle, d/b/a Cain Cattle, d/b/a Goosen Land and Cattle, and d/b/a Goosen Cattle Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 38Kb)
06/25/2015 Euclid Stockyards, Inc., d/b/a Euclid Stockyards and Jeremy T. Gorham, d/b/a Euclid Stockyards Have Been Assessed a $20,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
06/25/2015 Robert Snow, d/b/a Snow Cattle Has Been Assessed a $31,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
06/18/2015 GIPSA Requests Information on Market Agencies Selling on Commission; Purchases from Consignment (PDF; 38Kb)
06/18/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Amy Knight, d/b/a Urbana Stockyards Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty(PDF; 33Kb)
06/18/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Stephen G. Manieri, Manieri Home Dress Meats Resulting in a $1,050 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)

May

05/20/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Chester D. Coleman & Cookie Coleman Cattle Company, Inc. Resulting in a $5,000 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
05/13/2015 H&P Cattle, LLC, d/b/a Gowan Stockyards Has Been Assessed a $18,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
05/13/2015 Merlin L. Garver, Inc. and Merlin Jan Garver Have Been Ordered to Cease and Desist (PDF; 37Kb)
05/13/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Pat & Carolyn Gully, d/b/a Gully Enterprises, Inc. Resulting in a $700 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
05/05/2015 Eastern Livestock Company, LLC’s Registration Has Been Suspended for 10 Years (PDF; 33Kb)
05/05/2015 Thomas P. Gibson is prohibited from Registering under the Packers and Stockyards Act for 10 Years (PDF; 33Kb)

April

04/22/2015 GIPSA Alleges KMS Cattle, Inc., and Kyle D. Sorrels Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 33Kb)
04/15/2015 Birdsboro Kosher Farm Corporation Has Been Assessed a $34,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
04/15/2015 Jacob Thompson, d/b/a Jacob Thompson Cattle Co. Is Prohibited from Registering with Packers and Stockyards Program for Five Years (PDF; 38Kb)
04/07/2015 Linton Livestock Auction Sales, Inc. Has Been Assessed a $11,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 37Kb)
04/07/2015 GIPSA Alleges Kenneth L. Smoker, LLC and Kenneth L. Smoker Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 38Kb)
04/01/2015 GIPSA Alleges Hubert Dennis Edwards Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 97Kb)
04/01/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Jon Smith Resulting in a $750 Penalty (PDF; 133Kb)
04/01/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Concord Fresh Meat Processing Resulting in a $2,125 Penalty (PDF; 133Kb)
04/01/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Lynch Livestock, Inc. Resulting in a $2,000 Penalty(PDF; 133Kb)

March

03/24/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Loy Brothers Cattle, Inc., d/b/a Lake Cumberland Livestock Market Resulting in a $2,000 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/24/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Peter De Luz Resulting in a $2,500 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/24/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Weltin Meat Packing, Inc. Resulting in a $1,750 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/18/2015 GIPSA Alleges Birdsboro Kosher Farm Corporation Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 33Kb)
03/18/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Mike Guazdausky Resulting in a $3,500 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/18/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Loy Brothers Stockyards, Inc., d/b/a Farmers Livestock Market of Glasgow and Autic Loy, Jeff Loy, Jeron Loy, Arvis Loy, Darrell Loy and Jimmy Loy Resulting in a $3,000 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/18/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Paul Lopes Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/18/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Pork Data, Inc. Resulting in a $1,350 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/11/2015 SIG International Iowa, Inc. Have Been Assessed a $50,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 37Kb)
03/11/2015 GIPSA Alleges Linton Livestock Auction Sales, Inc. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 34Kb)
03/11/2015 GIPSA Alleges Randy Deaton, d/b/a Deaton Livestock Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 38Kb)
03/11/2015 GIPSA Alleges Brack D. Briscoe Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 38Kb)
03/11/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Loy Brothers Livestock Market, Inc.,d/b/a Russell County Stockyards and Autic Loy, Jeff Loy,Jeron Loy, Arvis Loy, Darrell Loy and Jimmy Loy Resulting in a $2,000 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/04/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Michael Austin Hand Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/04/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Richard H. and Janet I. Smyer,Prescott Livestock Auction Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/04/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Roger and Judy King,Virginia Carolina Livestock Market, Inc.Resulting in a $500 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/04/2015 Nancy Schrock, d/b/a Midwest Exchange Regional Stockyards Has Been Assessed a $5,500 Civil Penalty (PDF; 37Kb)
03/04/2015 Jacob Thompson, d/b/a Jacob Thompson Cattle Co.Is Prohibited From Engaging in Business for Which Registration Is Required (PDF; 37Kb)
03/04/2015 Well Bred Farms, Inc. Has Been Assessed a $32,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
03/04/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Chester K. Webb Resulting in a $1,200 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)

February

02/25/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with R&C Livestock, LLC and Timothy R. Reedy Resulting in a $5,500 Penalty(PDF; 33Kb)
02/25/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Brian Gader, d/b/a Gader Cattle Company Resulting in a $2,750 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
02/25/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Ryan Van Zee, d/b/a Van Zee Feeder Cattle Resulting in a $500 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
02/25/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Central Valley Property Group, Inc., d/b/a MDM Meat Co. Resulting in a $5,000 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
02/19/2015 GIPSA Alleges H&P Cattle, LLC, d/b/a Gowan Stockyards Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 38Kb)
02/19/2015 GIPSA Alleges Euclid Stockyards, Inc., d/b/a Euclid Stockyards and Jeremy T. Gorham, d/b/a Euclid Stockyards Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 38Kb)
02/19/2015 GIPSA Alleges Nancy Schrock, d/b/a Midwest Exchange Regional Stockyards Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 38Kb)
02/19/2015 GIPSA Alleges Well Bred Farms, Inc. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 33Kb)
02/19/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Mark Holder, d/b/a Mark Holder Livestock Resulting in a $4,000 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
02/19/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Tim Lee Moore Resulting in a $3,000 Penalty(PDF; 33Kb)
02/19/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Robert J. Jones, Robert W. Jones, d/b/a Jones Livestock Resulting in a $4,125 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
02/12/2015 Michael Brenton Wagner Has Been Assessed a $10,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 37Kb)
02/04/2015 Ashville Stockyard, Inc., Bradley Plunkett and Tilda Plunkett Have Been Assessed a $8,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
02/04/2015 Don Forester and Athens Commission Company, Inc. Have Been Assessed a $4,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
02/04/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Timmy McQueary, d/b/a McQueary Cattle Resulting in a $1,125 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
02/04/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Charles J. Helmick Resulting in a $1,300 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)

January

01/28/2015 GIPSA Alleges SIG International Iowa, Inc. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 98Kb)
01/22/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Dearth Livestock, Inc. Resulting in a $3,000 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
01/22/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Dyersville Sales Company, Inc. Resulting in a $1,800 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
01/22/2015 El Paso Cattle II, LP, John K. Hudgens, and James D. Hudgens, Have Been Assessed a $15,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
01/15/2015 Tyson Hog Markets, Inc., d/b/a Heinhold Hog Markets Has Been Assessed a $15,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
01/15/2015 GIPSA Alleges Robert Snow, d/b/a Snow Cattle Co. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 38Kb)
01/15/2015 GIPSA Alleges Don ForesterAnd Athens Commission Company, Inc. Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 38Kb)
01/15/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Open Range Beef, LLC Resulting in a $4,500 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
01/15/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with Joe Fritz Resulting in a $500 Penalty (PDF; 33Kb)
01/08/2015 Lynchburg Livestock Market, Inc.,C. Matthew Fariss, and Duane D. Gilliam Have Been Assessed a $10,000 Civil Penalty (PDF; 38Kb)
01/08/2015 GIPSA Alleges Russell Ortmeier, d/b/a Austen Farms Violated the Packers and Stockyards Act (PDF; 39Kb)
01/08/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with H&H Cattle Services, LLC Resulting in a $3,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)
01/08/2015 GIPSA Settles a Case with J2 Marketing, LLC, d/b/a J2 Cattle Resulting in a $5,300 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)